Missouri Bar Exam (UBE) details

A typical Missouri Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)

Missouri Bar Exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Missouri Board of Law Examiners.

Please also reference the NCBE Covid-19 updates page for NCBE updates and individual jurisdiction announcements.

Day 1

  • Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT in the AM)
  • Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions (MEE in the PM)

Day 2

  • Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam (100 questions in the AM, 100 questions in the PM)

MBE

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts/Sales
  • Criminal Law/Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Real Property
  • Torts

MEE

  • Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations; and Limited Liability Companies)
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Family Law
  • Trusts and Estates (Decedents' Estates; Trusts and Future Interests)
  • Article 9 (Secured Transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Plus all MBE subjects

MPT

  • “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

MPRE

  • A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE is required for admission to the bar. Applicant must provide proof of score within one year after the date of written notification of having passed the bar exam.

Click here to learn more about the MPRE.

The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE.

  • MBE weighted 50%
  • MEE weighted 30%
  • MPT weighted 20%

A total scaled score of 260 is required to pass the Missouri Bar Exam.

Acceptance of MBE Score

Applicants may transfer an MBE scaled score achieved in another jurisdiction if taken within 19 months prior to the next scheduled exam, provided the applicant passed the entire bar examination in one administration in the transferring jurisdiction. The applicant cannot have previously failed the bar examination in Missouri.

Admission on Motion

A member in good standing of reciprocating jurisdiction may be admitted on motion in Missouri if the applicant has engaged in the full-time practice of law for five of the ten years preceding application. Additional requirements apply.

Admission by UBE Score Transfer

Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 260 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within the preceding five years may apply for admission based on that score. Additional requirements apply.

All applicants must take a Missouri Educational Component Test (MECT).

All applicants for admission by bar examination must take a Missouri Educational Component Test (MECT). Successful completion of the MECT shall occur no earlier than the date of submission of the initial application to take the bar examination and no later than one year after the date of written notification to the applicant of passing the bar examination.

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